During their very first Kennedy
Center engagement, in July of 1989, the Washington Post wrote
that the Kirov “is awesome in its perfection of style, its technical power
and assurance, its unanimity of spirit, and in the majestic scale of it all.”
Once again, the Kirov Ballet, with an unmistakable style that has set the
standard for classical dance for more than 200 years, returns to the Kennedy
Center Opera House in two, week-long engagements as part of the Kennedy Center’s
Tchaikovsky Festival – the second visit in their unique 10-year partnership
with the Center. During the first week (12/23-28) – which will be the inaugural
engagement in the newly-renovated Opera House -- the company will perform the Washington premiere of their version of the holiday classic
The Nutcracker. The second week (12/30-1/4), the company will perform
their signature staging of the evening-length jewel Swan Lake.
Performances will be with live orchestra.
Kennedy Center presentation of the Kirov Ballet is made possible through the
generous support of Alberto W. Vilar.
Dec. 30, Daria Pavlenko and Igor Zelensky
Dec. 31, Sofya Gumerova and Danila Korsuntsev
Jan. 1, Natalya Sologub and Leonid Sarafanov
Jan. 2, Daria Pavlenko and Igor Zelensky
Jan. 3, (matinee) Sofya Gumerova and Danila Korsuntsev; (evening) Natalya Sologub and Leonid Sarafanov
Jan. 4, Daria Pavlenko and Igor Zelensky
Standing Room tickets for presentations in the Opera House, Eisenhower Theater and Terrace Theater will be sold at the Kennedy Center Box
Office and by phone (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324 when a performance sells out, but only if it is sold out. There is no limit per purchase.